RECALL: Maclaren Strollers

Posted by: , November 11, 2009 in 12:02 am

maclaren Sport StrollerYes, it’s true!  Maclaren is recalling 1 million strollers—all its production between 1999 and 2009—after receiving a dozen reports of hinges on the stroller that amputated children’s fingertips.  Why it took 12 children to lose their fingertips before something was done, we do not know.  But the company is trying to do the right thing and will send out a cover for the hinges to all owners.  Parents should stop using their Maclaren umbrella stroller- every model made since 1999 and order a hinge cover from Maclaren’s web site.

Maclaren’s statement:

Consistent with our unwavering commitment to child safety we are providing U.S. consumers notice of a voluntary recall of all Maclaren umbrella strollers sold in the U.S. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, we are providing free of charge to all affected consumers and retailers a kit to cover the stroller’s hinge mechanism, which poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

Maclaren USA’s Umbrella Strollers meet all U.S. ASTM & JPMA compliance standards. These certifications guarantee our umbrella strollers meet the maximum safety standards available. The voluntary recall is to alert the operator when opening or closing the stroller of the possible risk of injury.

Safety is our first priority and through this voluntary effort we urge consumers to contact us immediately to obtain the kit which consists of hinge covers designed specifically to fit all Maclaren strollers.

Maclaren stresses all operators read the instruction manual prior to use which contains valuable safety tips and service recommendations.


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